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IN THIS ISSUE SUMMER 2017


Serving the tree fruit, grape and wine industries of British Columbia, Canada


Published quarterly by OMedia Communications


Publisher and Editor Bryden Winsby bryden@omedia.ca


Horticultural Adviser and Contributing Editor


Peter Waterman peter@omedia.ca


Associate Editor


Judie Steeves judie@omedia.ca Contributors


Susan McIver, Gary Strachan, Wayne Wilson, Fred Steele


Advertising Sales Erin Fichtner


advertising@omedia.ca


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Contents copyright 2017. Reproduction in whole or in part, by any means, without prior written permission, is strictly prohibited.


PRINTED IN CANADA by Westkey Graphics Kelowna, BC


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On The Cover


Grayson Riordan with an award-winning product from The Hatch winery, where eccentricity is the hallmark of marketing efforts. See page 7.


- Judie Steeves photo


features 10


TREE FRUIT ACREAGE INCREASING


Orchard renovation, rather than removal, now more likely as downward trend reversed, according to census, which says vineyard total is also up.


POLLINATING WITH PRECISION


WSU scientist found that mechanical method results in a higher fruit set than occurred with natural pollination.


SILENT BIRD-SCARE TACTIC TESTED


Laser device might prove to be effective without bothering livestock or the neighbours.


DECISION TIME FOR PRUNING


Spur or cane? It’s always a gamble to second- guess the number of buds and clusters to retain after a late spring.


regulars UP FRONT


MARKETWATCH FREDSTEELE


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WINEMAKER’S BOOKSHELF 28 PRUNINGS


30 British Columbia FRUIT GROWER • Summer 2017 3


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